I'm lucky enough to include friends and family as creative types who constantly inspire me and who fortunately for everyone else write great blogs!
Before leaving interior decoration to have my two girls I worked with Bree of A Paddington Perspective fame and Lucy from Indigo Obsession. Bree provided so much guidance in my early days of decoration and it soon became apparent to me that she oozed class, sophistication and exquisite taste which is plain to see in her blog. Check out Lucy's blog for some brilliant cost effective ways to makeover your home and you'll get snippets of her own interior which is one of the most welcoming homes I've been to.
This is Bree's home as featured in Home Beautiful last year
Then we have my sister in law, Simone from Honey and Fizz. Can you imagine how rare that is to find two members (only related by marriage) of a tight knit family who share a passion of creativity and design. Brilliant for me- going to family functions, I always find myself steering towards her to have a good ol' chin wag on just about anything. The majority of you have found me through her post introducing me to blog land or previously showing my interior...but for those of you who have randomly found me then firstly check out Simone's wonderful daily blog but also her facebook page where she sells the best prints for girls, boys and adults alike.
This print is currently in Malia's room and I adore it
Lastly there is Angela from Wicker and Stitch (I also worked with her alongside Bree and Lucy). We first met four years ago and instantly hit it off but it is this last year, post baby phase for me, that our friendship has gone to another level. We share so much in common it makes us laugh - not only in our core values but also general interests which includes everything white, pastel, feminine, painted, vintage and much much more! As I've mentioned in a past post I have a twin brother which is fabulous but being a girls girl I always dreamed of having a sister....and you know what - Ang comes as close as I'll ever get to having that sister. She is kindness personified and is as pure a soul as you can find. Her blog is right up my alley- full of quirky finds, vintage heirlooms and great decoration images and advice. She also has a real talent for photography and for writing.
Photo by Ang
As I said, I feel so lucky to have worked with and be friends with such amazingly talented girls so if you haven't already then head on over to these blogs.
Yesterday I invited my parents up for lunch and decided to set the table with my great grandmothers 100 year old table linen.
(Excuse my photography, a camera is on my wish list for my birthday pressie in September!!). It looked beautiful and set the tone for a lovely relaxed long lunch - perfect for a rainy Anzac Day.
Here is a close up of the hand embroidered table cloth and napkins. Along with the flowers there is the intitial of my mother's maiden name (M for Mericq) on each napkin and the table cloth
The napkins are huge- double what a standard napkin would be now today. The reason for this apparently is because the fashion was long, full dresses and skirts and the cloth of the napkin needed to cover the lap and fall over the knees to protect the clothing.
Enjoy your Tuesday
Enjoy your Tuesday